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Jammu and Kashmir: 11 dead, several injured as mini-bus rolls down gorge in Poonch

Jammu and Kashmir: A rescue operation at the accident site was underway. Visuals showed ambulances on the street.

Reported By : Manzoor Mir Edited By : Vani Mehrotra | New Delhi
Updated on: September 14, 2022 13:11 IST
Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir accident, Poonch accident
Image Source : PTI Jammu and Kashmir: Rescue operation after a passenger bus fell into a gorge near in Poonch

Highlights

  • The accident occurred while a mini-bus on its way to Mandi from Sujiyan
  • The bus slipped into a gorge in Sawjian area of Poonch
  • Mandi Tehsildar Shehzad Latif said the injured were shifted to a hospital

Jammu and Kashmir: As many as 11 people were feared killed in a road accident reported in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. According to the details, several others were also injured in the mishap. 

The accident occurred while a mini-bus on its way to Mandi from Sujiyan rolled down a deep gorge in the Sawjian area of Poonch. 

Commenting on the accident, Mandi Tehsildar Shehzad Latif said the injured were shifted to a hospital in Mandi. 

A rescue operation at the accident site was underway. 

Visuals of the spot were shared by news agency ANI, which showed ambulances on the street.

Meanwhile, Lt Governor of J&K, Manoj Sinha took to Twitter and announced a relief of Rs 5 lakh each for family members of the deceased. 

He also directed authorities to provide the best treatment to those injured.

Also Read | Kerala: 1 killed, 58 injured as SRTC bus rolls down hill near Idukki

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